Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year in review

Well chickees...this is my 99th post! Holy crap, I'm not kidding. Interesting, because I started this blog in May, and only had about 20 posts in my first four months. Shows you how into this bloggy stuff I got in about...September or so?

For my 100th post I have a very cute (but small) giveaway to give to one of you. Can't wait to show you. It's not really a big deal, just fun. :)

What's with me just DYING to take down Christmas early this year? I usually wait till the 1st or after but I have been chomping at the BIT to get it down this year. What's the deal? I can barely wait to get it up and LOVE it during the season. There is just something about this time of year though too -- the clean, fresh house. I swear I fall it love with our home all over again right after the holidays. It's so cleared out and simple.

So Jules over at The Roost is having a fun New Year's Party that I thought would be fun to join. I put a different spin on it though, and picked the top ten commented posts to highlight here for your pleasure. (Or to help you take a nap, whatever works.)

Heeeeeeeere we GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!














No. 4: Big Fat Honkin' Monogram.






No. 2: One of my favorite before and afters.






Well there you go ladies! A year -- well, eight months, in review. I hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed writing and sharing. Here's to another year of fun ideas and tons o' comments!

Happy New Year!!

57 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you wrote about your creative posts. Hard to believe you've only been doing this since May. Love all your ideas - can't wait to try some of these in my home. Happy 2009!

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  2. And I've enjoyed all of those ideas! Love the color of your laundry room!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR :-)

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  3. Loved looking at your top 10...how neat! Hope you have a Happy and safe New Year! Can't wait to learn about your giveaway! Keep those great ideas coming!

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  4. COngrats! I have enjoyed reading your blog. You crack me up and put a big smile on my face every time I read whatever you have written. Have a great New Year.

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  5. I just found your blog last week and I've enjoyed catching up on what I've been missing! Happy 100 posts! Very exciting!

    I love the 'big fat honkin monogram'!! Fabulous!

    Happy New Year!

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  6. Hi Thrifty Decor Chick,
    I happened upon your blog site last night and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I'm looking forward to your creative ideas for 2009.

    Wishing you a very blessed and Happy New Year!
    -Kim:)

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  7. I can not wait to see what you come up with this next year!!!

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  8. I enjoy your blog and look forward to the year ahead!

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  9. I have enjoyed your blog!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!

    PS. I love the tags in the post below. I shared this with my aunt. She'll just eat it up! She's very crafty. :)

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  10. Happy New Year!!! Your blog is among the first five that I began reading when I started mine! I've enjoyed it very much, and looking forward to more in 2009!

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  11. Thanks for the Top Ten. Now, I'm gonna have to take some time to read all those old posts. Great idea about the Christmas tags -- wish we had Hobby Lobby where I live. I found a large envelope full of sweet, vintage Christmas cards for 39 cents at Goddwill. Check it out here:http://vintagesquirrel.blogspot.com/2008/12/todays-goodwill-wares.html

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  12. I just found your blog this week too and I love it!
    Happy New Year!!

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  13. I've so enjoyed your blog and getting to know you through cyber space. Can't wait to see what 2009 has in store for us!! Keep the good ideas coming!
    Have a Happy New Year ~

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  14. can't wait to see what your giveaway is!

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  15. I loved your spin on the party! Great photos! You are so creative.....keep it up in 2009! :)

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  16. Ok, so you've got to join my party next Wed. too! Great projects. I missed your green laundryroom but when I clicked on the link it didn't take me there. I must go find it! Have you seen MY green laundry room??

    Happy New Year, Sarah! So nice to have met you this year.

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  17. I just found your blog recently, but LOVE it, and am delighted with your year in review!!

    Happy New Year to you Chickie!!
    Be Safe,
    Becky

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  18. Happy new 2009 to you and your family. I love all those ideas and I wish I had your brain to implement them all. Sigh. Anyways I want to see what your Mission Org is all about, take care and see you next year.

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  19. Sarah, I cannot believe you've only had your blog since April! And I had no idea this was only your 99th post!! Wow! I hit my 100 a few weeks ago {as you know}, but seriously.

    I L-O-V-E LOVE your laundry room!! I've been thinking for awhile now about re-doing my laundry room. Was just waiting until after the holidays and a few other projects. I love everything you did!

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  20. Love, love, love your laundry room, and that big, fat honkin' monogram! Hey, I just looked up and saw that Amber has love, love, love for your laundry room too. I'm sure you're wishing we could come over and do laundry for you - fat chance! LOL! Happy New Year and may 2009 be full of all the things you love!

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  21. Hi,
    I love, love, love reading your blog!! You have great ideas and a great sense of humor. Thanks for sharing your wonderful, creative ideas!!
    mindy

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  22. I feel the same way about yanking down the Christmas schtuff!

    Get it down...GET IT DOWN!

    I'm glad I found you!

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  23. Drats, looks like I missed a lot over here! Love the big honkin wreath!

    Happy New Year

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  24. WOW! That made me tired looking at it, so I know it made you tired doing it. ;)
    Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  25. Keep Thrifting!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  26. Hi Sarah,

    I just started reading a couple of months ago and didn't realize you were kind of new too. You have a wonderful blog and I really look forward to your projects ... very inspirational.

    Happy New Year,

    Kathy

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  27. happy new years, and happy 99th post! I love reading your blog and seeing what creative thing you come up with next!

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  28. Great projects! Happy new year to you too!!!

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  29. You are really creative! I want to come back and see you again! Happy New Year!

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  30. This would sound very weird anywhere else....

    I LOVE YOUR BATHROOM!

    Happy New Year!

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  31. Well, no wonder you have once very successful blog!

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  32. You are so creative!

    I love the chocolate powder room ;)

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  33. Just found your site and I will be back! Happy 2009!

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  34. According to google reader, 572 subscribers in 8 months- way to go!

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  35. Awesome! I'm coming back to check out more detail on some of these posts.
    LOVE your laundry room! :)

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  36. Sarah,
    Your's is one of the first blogs that I check out daily! (yeah...I'm your stalker! ha ha) I enjoy seeing what project you are working on and have gotten so much inspiration from you! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

    Hope you have a great '09!

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  37. so fun!!! what a great list! i look forward to checking out your new projects this year- you have so many great ideas and we're making over our apartment over the next year!!

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  38. Happy New Year! I loved all of those posts! Keep them coming!

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  39. just wanted to let you know i stumbled upon the mistletoe ball that matches your wreath at target, 75% off! i had to have it!

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  40. I love your top ten--the brown powder room is my favorite, or is the laundry room, or the joy sign?? Not sure if you made it to my blog yet, but I just had my 100th post and I am having a give away.

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  41. Those were great posts! I loved your laundry room! Happy New Year!

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  42. You've beem Tagged!!!
    Sarah at http://www.godsnotfinishedwithusyet.com/ has issued me my very first tag. This one asks each person tagged to share 7 random and/or weird facts about themselves, then tag 7 random people and include their links. Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they have been tagged.

    That's all there is to it! Hope to hear from you. Check out my blog to see MY 7 random facts and feel free to copy the box with the directions. Carol

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  43. I'm lovin' your blog! Keep up the good work and Happy New Year!

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  44. I love your chocolate room! It's gorgeous!

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  45. LOVE LOVE LOVE your laundry room. I'm new here!!! I'll be back. Happy 2009

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  46. Sarah, I am so happy that you got involved in your blog. You do such a wonderful job! And I get to see my friend from a previous chatroom. Hugs, Terrie

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  47. Happy New Year and congratulations on the blogging :)

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  48. I wasn't around for nearly any of that but I'm so impressed! I can't wait to follow you through this year though.

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  49. I hope you and your family had a happy new year!

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  50. You've become a favorite to many of us in just a short time!

    Happy new year to you, Sarah!

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  51. You do have some GREAT ideas. thanks for the review and for all your fabulous ideas. Looking forward to the year to come!
    Donna

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  52. just clicked on to follow you. Can't wait to a great year in '09. :)

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  53. Loved all your pics and projects! Hope you have a wonderful New Year also!

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